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Tetradrachm of Gela with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga left; horses walking; charioteer, beardless, in girdled chiton; in right goad and two reins, in left two reins; in exergue, lizard horizontally left. Reverse: Forepart of man-headed river bull Gelas left, with beard, mustache, bull's horn and ear; hair on forehead and neck...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Northwick Collection; 1859: Sotheby auction of the Northwick Collection, catalogue, no. 277 (acording to Brett); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 231); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 460–430 B.C.

Mint

Gela, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0246.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.22 gm.

Accession Number

04.447

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins